Lake District

An autumn visit to the rock garden

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Sun beams down onto Borrowdale valley in autumn

Explore gardens, lakeshores, valleys and fells 

Many of the countryside places that we care for in the Lake District, along with our car parks, have now re-opened. There are also a number of bookable places open, including Hill Top, Sizergh and Fell Foot. There’s no need to book to visit places like Aira Force, Tarn Hows, or Borrowdale. We just ask that you come back another time if the car park is full.

Autumn colour at Sizergh

Book to visit Sizergh 

A medieval house with rich gardens, including a national collection of ferns and a superb limestone rock garden. Explore the woodlands, wetlands and orchards of the wider estate too.

Ashness Woods in autumn sun, Borrowdale, Lake District

Autumn in the Lake District 

Coming to the Lake District when the fells are turning from green to gold? We think it's one of the best times to visit - here are our top 10 things to do in autumn.

Car park sign and four walkers, Seatoller, Cumbria

Lake District car parks 

Whether you’re venturing on to the high fells, exploring the area by boat, going for an amble by a lakeshore, or mountain biking on off road trails, here’s a handy guide to our car parks in the Lake District to help you plan your day.

Wooden camping pods at the campsite at Wasdale Head, Lake District

Places to stay 

All our accommodation is fully booked throughout August and we’re sorry if you haven’t been able to book the holiday you’d hoped for. It’s really important that you check availability and book your stay online before making your journey, to avoid being disappointed when you arrive. We’ve got availability in the Autumn and this is a great time to visit.

Lake District history

Looking after the Lakes

A view over two lakes

The 13 valleys of the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lakes is home to 13 valleys. Read about the history of each of them, and how they make up the World Heritage Site.